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Router VPN Set-up help

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  1. davo

    davo Contributing Member

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    Living overseas as an expat, I am constantly running into geo-blocked video problems from my home country. I have a PC hooked up directly to my TV, which works well in conjunction with a VPN client, but the keyboard interface is clunky, and I can't use it for my roku devices.

    What I would REALLY like, is to have two wireless routers set up in my house - one with normal settings, and the other with permanent VPN (or DNS?) settings that make it look like it is in Australia. That way, I could simply "switch countries" by selecting a different wifi connection.

    Does anyone know if this is possible? Can I install "parallel" wireless routers? Or is there some kind of device I can install (in addition to the main router) that will act as a wifi access point but can be configured with appropriate VPN/DNS settings? I have googled, but have not found a solution and my knowledge of network set-up is not great.

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!

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    Absolutely possible. Look in to DD-WRT custom firmware.

    You obviously need a VPN provider with locations in the countries you want to VPN in to.
     
  3. Scionxa

    Scionxa Contributing Member

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    Yup, I've done this before using DD-WRT.

    Look into http://privateinternetaccess.com

    Here are your instructions. Worked great for me when I used it.

    https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/client-support/#ddwrt_pptp

    Oh, and this second router you will use for this will have to be plugged into a switch of some sort. Might have to get it on a different subnet as you only want it to act as an AP. If you have a modem from your ISP that is a modem/router combo with wifi then you might be out of luck as it can get complicated to setup
     
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    SwoLy-D Contributing Member

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    Why do you want to "fool" systems into believing you're in the country where stuff isn't allowed? There's a reason it isn't allowed. :eek: I, for one, will not help you deceive. I will not wish you luck with this, either.
     
  5. davo

    davo Contributing Member

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    Thanks for your help - just to clarify:
    - the instructions you provide are for a VPN provider called privateinternetaccess. I use hidemyass, and they offer services in Australia. Will they work as well as privateinternetaccess? I note that hidemyass also offers downloadable DD-WRT firmware for routers.
    - What sort of "switch" do I need? Apologies for my ignorance, but if you could provide me with a link or example it would be appreciated.
    - My set-up is separate modem (provided by ISP) and wireless router owned by me, so should be ok.

    Thanks again.
     

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